September 7, 2013 4:05 PM

Juveniles are now being locked up less

The national rate of juvenile confinement fell by about half from 1997 to 2011, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Juvenile justice authorities across the country are learning a lesson that took hold in Jackson County years ago. County officials have found they can keep the community safer, save money and provide better service to many troubled kids.

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